3 Overknee styles

I recently bought overknee boots, which I automatically fell in love with. You can wear them many different ways, which is what I am going to show you today: 3 simple ways you can style overknee boots with!

Look #1 – Classy

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This one is more chique and elegant. You just need a nice skirt, a black shirt & the boots and you are good to go! I also wore some tights since it’s quite cold & some jewellery.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Top: H&M (similar) or longsleeve

Skirt: H&M

Look #2 – Comfy

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Super comfy & cozy, and in my opinion just perfect for winter. A knitted dress looks really cute with overknee boots, and keeps you warm as well. Again, I wore some thin tights underneath.

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Knitted dress: H&M (similar)

Look #3 – Casual

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This style is super easy and casual. For me, this would be perfect for a day at university. Just grab a pair of black jeans & a sweater and you’re done and didn’t have to think too much about it – very convenient for early mornings!

Here are the details

Boots: Asos (on sale)

Sweater: Zara (on sale)

Jeans: Only (also featured here)

Do you own a pair of overknee boots? If so, how do you like to style them? Let me knooow!

Love, Christine

Utrecht & The Hague

Here are some impressions and recommendation from my trip to the Netherlands last week:

What to see in Utrecht
Inner City

You can walk through the main part of the inner city by foot in only a couple of hours. The city is quite small, but incredibly beautiful! We walked through the streets during the afternoon, then got a hot chocolate at the restaurant PK (one of the best hot chocolates I’ve ever tasted) & in the evening we walked through the streets by night. Utrecht is so lovely with the canals & the fairy lights. It’s much calmer than Amsterdam and less tourist-y!

Luc

The luc. is a cute restaurant which we ate lunch in. I tried the lentil toast and my friend Anna had the smashed avocado toast (see picture above). It was really delicious and the meals were so creative! I wish I could have tried the french toast as well!

The Dome of Utrecht

Tip: Go go and look inside the dome – the entry is free.

Honestly, I feel like the best way to explore Utrecht is just by walking around. It is quite easy to find one’s way there and it’s beautiful no matter where you go!

What to see in The Hague
Binnenhof

The building is just so beautiful and it’s a really nice location to take pictures at!

Peace Palace

It’s a big palace in the middle of The Hague. Outside, there is a little tree on which people have hung little letters. On the letters they say what they wish for in the world in various languages – such a nice idea! Go and look at it if you are there.

The Pier

The Hague is located right next to the ocean & is also known for it’s pier. When we were there, there was so much going on there – I haven’t felt that much energy in so long, this place felt so alive! We also took a ride on the ferris wheel, which was veeery scary  at first (especially since I am super afraid of heights haha). But I am glad that we did the ride, you have such a nice view from up there!

I hope I could inspire some of you with this post. Have you ever been to the Netherlands? If so, what was your favourite thing to do there?

Love, Chris

New Years Resolutions 2018

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2018 is here, and I have decided to write down my 18 new years resolutions! I feel like there is more power to it when you write your resolutions and goals down (either on paper or on your laptop). So here we go…

Get fit & healthy again

This year, I want to reach my usual weight again. I gained some weight last year (mostly due to stress and over-eating), and I finally want to stop that. In 2018, I am going to eat more healthy and work out as much as I used to when I was 18 and really athletic. This is the number one goal on my list for the next year!

Eat vegan

I want to eat vegan as often as I can! If you are interested in becoming vegan or vegetarian, I would recommend the documentaries Cowspiracy and Forks over Knives!! And even if you aren’t, it’s never bad to get more educated on different kinds of topics, so go watch them!

Meet my friends from Halifax

I would love to meet up with some of my friends from Halifax in Europe! I miss them already, and I want to take the time to see them again & catch up with them.

Stop binge eating

I always over-eat when I am stressed, which can happen quite easily. I want to leave that behing in 2017, and I also want to stop stressing so much.

Make money

After 5 months full of traveling, I want to earn some money with promotion jobs and my internship in summer, which I will probably tell you more about in a different blog post!

Visit Grüner See

I have never been there, and since it is so close I really want to go there in 2018!

Improve my French

I want to improve my French again. I’ve had it for 4 years in high school, and I don’t want to forget what I have learned! So, I want to watch french movies and read a french book this year.

Saying „Yes“ to new experiences

I want to get out of my comfort zone more. I am a person, who loves security and I tend to stick to the things that I know… This year, I want to change that!

Achieve something for my dream career

I want to focus on my goals and my career, and see where the future might take me.

Stand behind what I believe in 

And finally, I want to stand behind what I believe in & stand behind my opinions.

Also, I want to you to watch these two speeches:

Oprah at the Golden Globes 2018

Finn Harries TED Talk

They have inspired me so incredibly much, and they are only 10 to 13 minutes long, which is nothing compared to the time your whole day has! Trust me, they are worth watching..

What are your resolutions for this year? Are they similar to mine or do you have totally different ones? I’d love to know!

Christine

Winter morning granola

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I try to jazz up my morning granola with different fruit whenever I can. Today, I tried a new mix again, and I love it! It’s made with tangerine, banana and dried dates – lots of seasonal fruits. The combination is delicious and so flavourful, you just need to try it!

Here’s what I used…

100 ml oat drink

1 tangerine

1 banana

2 medjool dates (dried)

30 g spelt granola

The recipe

1. Cut all of the fruit into small pieces & put them into a bowl.

2. Add the granola.

3. Heat up the oat drink in a pot.  When it starts to get hot, pour it into the bowl. You can also enjoy it cold, I just prefer my breakfast to be warm!

And now, enjoy! Super quick & so so yummy!!

Love, Christine

Healthy Vegan French Toast Recipe

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Today, I will show you one of my favourite breakfast recipes: my healthy version of french toast. It is super simple, fills you up and contains healthy ingredients. Nevertheless, it is still very sweet and delicious – perfect, for a morning after the Christmas holidays!

What you will need…

1 multigrain bread roll (or 2-3 slices of multigrain bread)

100 ml coconut milk

2 ml stevia

1 tsp coconut oil

1 banana (ripe ones are sweeter and taste better for this recipe)

1 tsp agave syrup

cinnamon

The recipe

1. Cut the bread roll into slices. Pour the coconut milk into a bowl and add some stevia if you want to sweeten it up a bit. Then dip the bread slices into the coconut milk, so they soak it up.

2. Put the coconut oil into a pan and heat it up (medium to high heat). Then roast the bread slices in the pan until they are a little brown on both sides.

3. Cut the banana into small pieces.

4. Finally, put the bread slices on a plate and top them with the banana pieces, agave syrup and cinnamon for a sweet taste.

And now you can enjoy your breakfast!

Love, Christine

Outfit: City lights

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I love accessories! They allow you to wear the same clothes, but with different jewellery/scarfs/bags/shoes/etc. your outfit will get a whole new vibe. When I was in New York the past week, I basically wore the same coat every day. However, I used different accessories. Each day, I changed up the scarf, my earrings and my shoes.

In the photos above, you can see one of the variations of my NYC Outfit. In the pictures below, you will find the links to where you can buy the scarf and the earrings. The rest of the outfit is featured in this blog post.

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NYC Winter Outfit

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In today’s post, I want to show you my favourite winter outfit at the moment. It was perfect for the weather in New York this past week. Further down, you will find the different pieces I wore. If you click on the clothing items, the online shops in which you can buy them will pop up. Enjoy!

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Scarf

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Coat

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Sweather

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Also featured in this post.

High waisted jeans

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Bag

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Gloves

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Boots (similar ones)

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Earrings

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Like or comment if you enjoyed this post! What is your favourite piece?

Love, Christine